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Biography

Natalie joined the University of Bradford as MBA Director in September 2019, following seven years at Sheffield Hallam University.

Her research centres around a long-standing interest in foreign language diversity in international business, and since 2016, she has been a member of the scientific committee and treasurer of GEM&L, a French-based, international scholarly body which investigates the relationship between language and management.

Her teaching interests are in the areas of cross-cultural management, management consulting, and global supply chain management, with a focus on the human-centred processes at the heart of such activities.   Since 2017 she has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Bordeaux, where she teaches a postgraduate course on intercultural communication.

Prior to joining academia, Natalie held a number of posts in the private sector, specialising in export sales and global supply chain management, and has worked extensively with organisations in southern Europe and Latin America.

Research

Natalie's doctoral research examined foreign language diversity in the international supply chain relationships of British SMEs.  Since the award of her PhD, her research interests have developed order to incorporate perspectives from translation studies and sociolinguistics in her work on language in international business and management.